To insure absolute safety for babies on the swing is still a noticeable issue in a lot of families. The market has so many types of swings or cribs that require families to consider more carefully. Almost all swing designs for babies from 1 to 4 years old are being filtered and selected vigilantly so that it is easier for mothers and fathers to use them. According to some latest researches, babies who are wounded with the baby swing account for around 30 percent of those using the swing. This is an alarming number for all parents even though they possess the best baby swing. Today I want to provide 5 noticeable notes to insure safety.
Be careful with the swing
People possess the swing in many different ways. The product can be directly chosen from a well – known store; many families purchase it through online channel and online breaker; or in some cases, the swings are the present they receive. In this way or another, the swing should be tested vigilantly before being used. People usually buy products without testing parts that are related to mechanical structure as they have little command of it. That’s not a problem. The swing can come from any country or any brand as long as it is firm enough for safe swinging.
Look at the safety of the swing in more details
Here are some simple ways to recognize if the swing can insure safety.
- There should have no slit between all the layers of cushion seat on the grounds that baby’s fingers can be stranded in these slit.
- The cushion should be flat and the covering cloth should be sewed up to the popular standard.
Protective swing railing
- Railing is necessary to protect our babies so it should be higher that babies but not too high so as to avoid empty feeling.
- The distance among railing bars ought to be small to prevent hands, toes and even heads of babies from being stranded.
- Swing lock often goes with a wooden swing and it needs to be easy to use.
- Avoid the case that you cannot unlock.
- Toys should not be allowed in the swing
You can realize that your babies are obstreperous and naughty at all times. In particular, they usually insist mothers on playing with toys, especially teddy toys if they are baby girls or vehicle toys if they are baby boys. And mothers always want to pamper them so they allow. However, there will be some risks for babies such as:
- Toys lie or flip over the faces of babies and keep them holding breath
- Heavy toys place on babies’ arms or legs, which numbs their bodies for a while and causes nightmares.
- Toys under the back of babies will give rise to back bone curvature.
- Ideal swing position
The baby swing should be placed in an ideal position but almost every parent forgets about it or even does not think about it. It does not take time for your babies to grow up. Their physical condition will be enhanced and the length of their arms will be increased quickly. As a result, your babies can raise arms and catch everything they find funny such as outlet, curtains or some boxes above. This hides a lot of dangers for your babies so remember to have an ideal position for the swing that meets the following criteria:
- Far from windows and doors
- Far from the stairs
- Not above any base
- Not under any shelf
- Come back and allow your babies get out
You cannot depend totally on the baby swing. Your babies need to have time for accessing the outside and playing. Only when you do not have time to care for them and when they fall asleep, you should let them in the swing and your babies should be in the swing for a while as a kind of relaxing.
I hope my 5 notes are helpful. Also, the space around the baby swing needs to be cozy. I will talk about this in details in next articles.